Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[What does a triage nurse do? ]

BALOGH Khernné Mariann1

APRIL 30, 2019

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2019;32(02)

[Emergency patient care department problems have recently come to the fore, especially in terms of waiting times and triage activity. It is still not entirely clear to society what is the triage system is, what is it good for, and who is the person, who applies the classification of patients. There is countless conflicts and tensions in the process of health services due to lack of knowledge. In Hungary, emergency departments play a prominent role in healthcare. Increased patient flow is a global problem, and therefore a distinction should be made between the „door to physician time” of the patients. The so-called grading system (triage) has been developed for this purpose, during which an experienced qualified nurse will measure and assess the patient’s condition as quickly as possible on the basis of different criteria. In my communication, I present the triage activity, the use of the classification system, what the triage nurse is doing, by comparing two cases. ]

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